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Carluccio's - Islington

#5,031 of 17,356 Restaurants in London
#5,401 of 18,280 Places to Eat in London
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305-307 Upper Street, London N1 2TU, England
+44 20 7359 8167
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Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Didn't feel as good as other branches

Carluccio's is getting a touch passe, but is still normally a very good location for a reliable meal at a reasonable (although not great value) price. However, I found this branch to lack the level of service and attention to detail of other branches I have visited. There was nothing that stands... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Carluccio's is getting a touch passe, but is still normally a very good location for a reliable meal at a reasonable (although not great value) price. However, I found this branch to lack the level of service and attention to detail of other branches I have visited. There was nothing that stands out as bad, just everything felt below expectation.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I was passing by Carluccio's yesterday , and I came for the lunch. I chose 3 courses from the set menu for £14.50. Food was to a good standard and really tasty. (maybe the portions could've been a little more generous). The waiter was a guy - very helpful and fiendly , after my lovely food I went to the... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

As I approached the restaurant, I seemed to recognise someone sitting at one of the tables outside. As I grew closer, realised I was right - Signor Carluccio himself, forced to sit outside his own restaurant because he still smokes, poor man. He returned my smile, perhaps thinking he knew me (he doesn't) I had a Goats Cheese Salad, which... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Me and my partner visited this restaurant for lunch. The food is very average and to be honest the menu selection is very limited. When we were given the menu it took a vast amount of time to decide what to eat just because the menu lacks excitement. My partner ordered the mushroom pasta. She really is a lover of... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Fab breakfast, a little pricey but lovely surroundings. Well worth a breaky visit. Staff are friendly and helpful

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My nine-year-old is a huge fan of Carluccio's. Me, not so much. But I have to say this visit has made me think again. Online booking worked smoothly, the staff were wonderfully helpful and attentive throughout, the drinks menu is imaginative, and there was something delicious for everyone from my youngest child to my 80-year-old mother. A big thank you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Carluccio's is Carluccio's - you know what to expect - good food in a nice atmosphere. The Angel branch is the best one I've been to (and I've been to a lot of them!).

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

we have excellent lunch with my friends last Saturday 24/01 very good food and service . Would always go back .

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I have tried this Carluccio's on several occasions over the last couple of years, as I like other branches, for example, the branch at St Pancras station. Upper Street, however, never fail to disappoint. Whether there is a long queue to be served or a deserted restaurant, the staff are far too busy chatting away to each other to bother... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Wonderful to go tonight ( Sunday) and see families enjoying themselves. We went as a family and had a good dinner and a happy experience. Would always go back.

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Address: 305-307 Upper Street, London N1 2TU, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7359 8167
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
Average Prices: USD 16 - 31
Cuisine: Italian

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  • Address: 305-307 Upper Street, London N1 2TU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7359 8167

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 31
  • Cuisine: Italian

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